An exciting series of pre-designed trips to make your travel choices even less complicated.
We're developing some creative new trips that offer travellers a diverse selection of pre-designed itineraries. These are no less carefully conceived and are every bit as inspiring as our individually tailored trips. We've created these experiences for travellers who crave the quality of the bespoke holiday, but who prefer to be less involved in the nitty gritty of the trip planning process. Ranging from one week or more, they can be taken 'as is' or can serve as the inspiration for a completely personalized version. Please contact us to find out more about our pre-designed trips.
SICILY & SAILING THE AEOLIAN ISLANDS - available May to October - starting from €4,090, based on double occupancy and 6 travellers. There is no better way to capture the romance of old world Italy than to explore Sicily and the picturesque ports of the off-beat islands Aeolian Islands. Begin with two nights in Taormina, a glamorous, cobble-stoned town perched high above the Ionian Sea. Sitting in the imposing Greek amphitheatre, take in the magnificent views of the cobalt waters below and Mount Etna smoking in the distance. Then from the port at Milazzo, set out on a 7-night sail though the UNESCO-protected Aeolian islands on your 3-bedroom luxurious bridge-deck catamaran. Take to panoramic hiking trails, visit the vineyards of Malvasia, climb the crater of Stromboli and swim off hidden coves. All the while your crew will pamper you with fine food and every luxury, every time you step aboard.
EPICUREAN NEWFOUNDLAND - available September 1 - October 31, 2017 - starting from CAD$3,785, based on double occupancy. Explore the enigmatic landscapes of the Bonaventure Peninsula and Fogo Island and discover a culinary heritage inextricably tied with land and sea. Award-winning chefs draw from nearby waters, fields and abundant kitchen gardens to prepare simple, hearty meals that are infused with rich flavours and local tradition. In September and October, Fogo Island’s brilliant landscape turns to soft autumn colours, carpeted in dozens of varieties of edible berries, while the waters are rich in Atlantic cod, arguably the best fish in the world. From the remote coves of Trinity Bay to one of the Earth's four corners near Joe Batt's arm, this journey connects you with fascinating locals and the dining rooms of much-lauded chefs. It’s a unique opportunity to experience first-hand Newfoundland's staggering terrain and to indulge in its autumnal bounty.
EXPLORE THE ROADS LESS TRAVELLED IN ITALY - available year round - starting from €3,985 per person, based on double occupancy. Italy is one of our favourite countries, and one of the top destinations for travellers around the world. It can be difficult to dodge the crowds and test out your Italian if you don't know where to escape to. For a taste of the real, "old world" Italy, spend 10 nights off the beaten path and explore the south along the stunning Cilento Coast. Stay in villages where time has stood still; join the "old boys'" club in a Bocce Ball match, and sip your espresso watching a cut-throat card game. Discover this rugged, pristine coastline with your snorkel mask on, or by small boat, and hike or cycle the panoramic trails of the lush national park. Cook in the kitchen of a local mama and explore the ancient ruins of Paestum. At the end of each day, revel in the hospitality of small family run hotels where you will be pampered with Southern hospitality.
GRAVLAX & GEYSERS IN ICELAND - available year round - starting from US$3,575 per person based on double occupancy. With more than 30 active volcanoes, and eruptions every 4 to 5 years, Iceland truly is the land of volcanoes. This 5-day tour takes you to some of Iceland’s most famous eruption sites. Witness the changes wrought by the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull in 2010. Explore the lava fields around Iceland’s most notorious volcano, Hekla, which has erupted 20 times since Iceland was settled in 874 AD. View the largest geo- thermal field in Iceland, the country’s most colourful peak, and the birthplace of geysers. Hike around Thingvellir National Park, and relax in the healing waters at the Blue Lagoon Spa. All that, with time left to spare to enjoy Iceland’s capital city, Reykjavik.
A FAMILY ADVENTURE TO THE HIGHLAND GAMES IN SCOTLAND - available during the summer months - starting from £1,685 per adult and £1,395 per child based on a family of 4 travelling together. Explore the rugged landscape of Scotland with a focus on active adventure. Begin your 10-day trip in Edinburgh for a taste of the capital's history and beauty. Then take the scenic Harry Potter Steam Train through the beautiful Glencoe valley to Fort William, your base for guided hikes, some panoramic mountain biking and cultural immersion. Discover the stunning and protected coastline by sea kayak, learning about local marine life from your seasoned guide. Finish the trip with a couple of days watching the iconic Highland Games at a local village. Hear the pipe bands clad in full Highland dress, watch traditional Highland dancing, various track and field events, and partake in the many fun family-friendly activities that are on offer.
THE HIKE OF A LIFETIME IN PERU - available year round - starting from US$5,795 per person, based on double occupancy. This once in a lifetime physical, cultural, and spiritual journey traverses the magnificent Salkantay Trail to the legendary ruins at Macchu Picchu. The 12-day trek allows you to challenge yourself on a hike through nine different bio-zones, changing altitudes and varied terrain. Marvel at the exquisite beauty of Salkantay Mountain and Humantay Glacier Lake. Share in the culture and customs of local Andean families who maintain century-old traditions. And, at the end of each day, indulge in the comfort of an enchanting mountain lodge where gourmet cuisine and a warm welcome will restore body and mind. This trip is an inspiring combination of cultural immersion and the spiritual experience of raw wilderness.